Shawn L. Bird

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poem- change June 9, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 3:04 pm
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We are flexible and contented

We dance in the halls and laugh in the staff room

We inspire and challenge, stretch and strive.

We welcome opportunity to grow and improve

with new members to our team.


leadership must embrace our joy.  We have a culture of YES.

We ask “how can we…?”  Not “Can we?”

Today, we’re afraid.



we wonder how can we

make this change create even greater opportunities for our kids.


9 Responses to “poem- change”

  1. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

  2. Here each of us sits,quaking in our boots, at the apparent thundering of a person who turns out to be quite frightened inside, him/herself.

    • So frequently the blustering bullies are that way because they are insecure.
      It takes a real leader to provide the atmosphere that allows staff to take risks. If they want to be part of something amazing, they have to trust the messiness of innovation.

  3. petescribes Says:

    I am dumbfounded by the lack of investment in our youth. A wonderful poem expressing how the best of us feel, but how many generations of opportunity will slip by without us surviving on a shoestring of passion and hope.

  4. jburns58 Says:

    Wonderful poem, Shawn!

  5. good one. thanks. I’m wondering about our culture that drills into us that we must do something spectacular to have a worthwhile life. i’m trying to get comfortable with being, not constantly doing.

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